Fox renews 'Lethal Weapon' with new co-star

Carla Harmon
May 15, 2018

He was then best known for supporting roles in teen dramas like A Walk to Remember and Swimfan, as well as an acclaimed turn in SundanceTV's critical favourite Rectify. Fox has now gone public with an explanation into that ordeal, with Fox Television Group CEO Dana Walden saying the recasting decision went above the network's execs, and rested in the hands of production company Warner Bros. TV.

The actor will be replaced with Seann William Scott in Season 3.

Although Wayans has been rumoured to be a hard presence on set, Crawford's abuse reigned supreme - at least according to reports from the crew, via Deadline. With Crawford officially out of the picture, here's a look back at the major events that led to his ouster. In another tweet he alleged that Crawford, who was sacked from "Lethal Weapon" over "bad behavior" on the set, "hit another actor in the mouth with a bottle of green tea and busted his mouth open". Warner Bros. confirmed his dismissal in a short statement. Fox never had the option to renew the series with Crawford attached.


Crawford, 40, was sacked from the show following reports of bad behavior on set. The primary reprimand was as a result of I reacted with anger over working circumstances that didn't really feel protected or conducive to good work underneath the management of a visitor director and assistant director who, in flip, have been indignant at my response.

Fan outcry arose over the weekend when it was reported Crawford was being released from the TV adaptation of the popular buddy-cop franchise for his on-set behavior while producers scrambled for a replacement. However, Crawford takes to social media (again) several hours later to deny the reports with a lighthearted tweet.

HOLLYWOOD -The contract for Clay native and Hewitt-Trussville graduate Clayne Crawford, whose birth name is Joseph "Joey" Crawford, was not renewed for season three of Lethal Weapon.


Crawford has not commented on Wayans's tweetstorm, aside from retweeting a message on compassion from the Dalai Lama. Not me! He became UNINSURABLE! "There's a lot to say".

Crawford was sacked from the hit Fox cop drama and replaced with American Pie actor Seann William Scott in the heels of its third season renewal. Wayans shared from his side that Crawford was violent on the set of the show and a danger to the crew who helped put the show together. However, Newman is optimistic and points to other shows that went through similar shakeups early in their runs, such as NYPD Blue.

"I think we made the right choice", she said, noting that Scott's addition brings "good new dynamic to the show with a lot of its original dynamic intact".


"Now that the fate of the show is solidified..." Within the hashtag, Wayans included the episode during which he sustained the harm was directed by Crawford.

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